How to Care for Straight Hair
People with straight hair face common challenges, such as dryness, limp locks, lack of shine, and product buildup. To ensure your hair is silky, healthy, and smooth, here are a few dos and don’ts to be mindful of when caring for your straight hair.
Do wash your hair regularly.
Regular washes ensure clean hair that won’t leave your locks limp and oily-looking. Because natural oils collect more easily in straight hair, you run into the problem of having greasing-looking roots if you go without shampooing. Between washes, use a dry shampoo to refresh your hair roots and add volume to flat hair.
Don’t overcompensate with products.
Maybe your straight hair seems lifeless without adding your daily routine of products to the mix. Rather than using more products, find ones that incorporate multiple benefits into one bottle. Also, select products that contain natural ingredients and give your hair a healthy boost without sticky residue that can weigh down the hair over time.
Do use hairspray or finishing spray to keep curls intact.
Have you ever curled your hair only to have them lose their bounce an hour later? Maintain your styling by using a product to hold curls in place. You can also comb through the hair with your fingers rather than a brush if you want to separate for looser curls.
Don’t sleep on wet hair.
This is one way to invite frizz or cowlicks that will be harder to work through in the morning. If you decide to go to bed with damp hair, spray a leave-in conditioner over your tresses and pull into a loose braid.